Activist investors critique Zillow, Trulia deal

Activist investors critique Zillow, Trulia deal

Valuations skyrocket while earnings expectations have fallen

CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory tumbles 35%

But don't celebrate just yet

4 factors weighing down housing in the second half of 2014

Will housing collapse?

Items Tagged with 'GDP'


Only “Number Jesters” report 2Q economic growth at 4% pace

Economic revisions infuriate
July 30, 2014
If an economist or economists continue to miss the mark by under-forecasting economic growth and then back-pedal by saying the revised numbers were “unexpected,” they should disqualify themselves from being called economists.
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BEA: Initial 2Q GDP grows at 4% pace driven by consumer spending

Advance, incomplete estimate subject to two more revisions
July 30, 2014
Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4% in the second quarter of 2014, according to the "advance" and incomplete estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday.
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Here’s why the week ahead will make or break housing and the economy

FOMC, initial 2Q GDP and jobs report will put the stamp on 2014
July 28, 2014
The best directions in the world won't help you get somewhere if you don't know where you are standing. We could do without the media spin on the economy and housing.
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Growth in rest of 2014 won't make up for record slump in 1Q

Fannie: Expect 1.5% GDP after slowest 1Q since recession
July 23, 2014
Economic growth during the second half of 2014 likely won’t be strong enough to offset the weak activity from the first two quarters of the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group.
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Capital Economics: US economy about to shift into high gear

Woo-hoo! Higher wages on the way!
July 11, 2014
“The fiscal drag has eased, household debt has fallen to more manageable levels and property prices have recovered,” according to the executive summary of the third quarter Global Economic Outlook from the analytics firm.
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Bam! Nomura predicts GDP will double in 2015

But it won’t be because of housing
July 11, 2014
In its “The Economy Next Week” report published Friday, Nomura’s analysts predict that the U.S. gross domestic product will grow 1.5% year-over-year in 2014 and will more than double that growth (3.1%) in 2015.
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Worse news, everyone: The economy shrunk 2.9%, the most since 1Q2009

Contraction this severe only happens just before or during a recession
June 25, 2014
The U.S. economy shrunk by 2.9% in the first quarter, far worse than the -1% revision reported May 29. The GDP has never fallen more than 1.5% except just before or during a recession since the government started tracking the GDP quarterly in 1947.
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These 5 charts reveal the Fed’s economic projections

Unemployment rate, real GDP, PCE inflation
June 18, 2014
The Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve Bank presidents gave the market a glimpse into the future of where they think the economy is going and updated its projections for changes in real GDP, the unemployment rate and PCE inflation.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: VRM reaches REO milestone

Will spring selling season bloom?
June 2, 2014
VRM Mortgage Services announced today that it has listed, managed and sold more than 500,000 REO properties since the company was founded eight years ago, plus a roundup of economic news.
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Pending home sales plunge 9.2% in April

So much for that post-winter, pent-up demand
May 29, 2014
Pending home sales for the month of April plummeted 9.2% compared to April 2013, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. This compounds other bad news that the GDP shrank 1% in the first quarter.
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